Cant Start Docker for Windows in A VM

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Unable to start: The running command stopped because the preference variable “ErrorActionPreference” or common parameter is set to Stop: ‘MobyLinuxVM’ failed to start.

Failed to start the virtual machine ‘MobyLinuxVM’ because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.

‘MobyLinuxVM’ failed to start. (Virtual machine ID 2F14F91D-8926-4D36-9D47-5B9A43055022)

The Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine ‘MobyLinuxVM’ because one of the Hyper-V components is not running (Virtual machine ID 2F14F91D-8926-4D36-9D47-5B9A43055022).
at Start-MobyLinuxVM, : line 291
at , : line 386
at Docker.Backend.ContainerEngine.Linux.DoStart(Settings settings)
at Docker.Backend.ContainerEngine.Linux.Start(Settings settings)
at Docker.Core.Pipe.NamedPipeServer.<>c__DisplayClass9_0.b__0(Object[] parameters)
at Docker.Core.Pipe.NamedPipeServer.RunAction(String action, Object[] parameters)

this is in a Virtual Box VM running Windows 10 Enterprise

Hypver-V is a type-1 hypervisor. So “easy speaking” It doesn’t tolerate any other VM beside it. … You simply can’t run a type-1 hypervisor in a program, that is a type-2 hypervisor. Which Virtual Box is.

… By the way, if you “want to” or “have to” use VirtualBox have a look at Docker Toolbox. It’s a completely different approach, that has nothing to do with Docker for Windows. … but it may be, what fits for your configuration.

have fun!